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2008-09-11 00:00:24

By Liz Lightfoot COVER STORY Paul Jones is among a growing number of disaffected postgraduates considering suing their universities. Are PhD students neglected by their supervisors? By Liz Lightfoot If things had gone according to plan, Paul Jones would be seeking work as a university lecturer. Instead, he is unemployed and trying to pursue a legal action against the university where he failed to complete his PhD. The 26-year-old claims that his research is in ruins because the School...

2008-09-10 21:00:21

By ISOLDE RAFTERY Somewhere, Tod and Maxine McClaskey are smiling. In a week, Washington State University Vancouver will break ground to expand its Child Development Program, thanks to a $1.5 million gift from their foundation. And by 2010, the university will add a cutting-edge all-day kindergarten program. "We all have kids, and we all knew Tod and Maxine, and knew how much they loved kids and how much emphasis they put on education," said Brett Bryant, a board member of the Tod and...

2008-09-07 03:00:21

By Behn, Bruce K Carnes, Gregory A; Krull, George W Jr; Stocks, Kevin D; Reckers, Philip M J INTRODUCTION Over the past few years the profession has witnessed a visible decline in the number of students graduating from U.S. accounting doctoral programs. A review of the accounting Ph.D. program listing in the Hasselback Directory reveals that output over the last eight years (941 graduates) significantly trails output in the eight prior years (1488) and the eight years preceding that (1664)....

2008-09-05 06:00:17

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9a548a/us_education_infor) has announced the addition of the "US Education Information Technology Expenditures By Education Level, 2007-2012" report to their offering. This Excel-based Data-rich Deliverable (DRD) that is part of the Education subscription includes market intelligence on Information Technology expenditures for the education vertical by level. The report defines IT as investments on services, equipment,...

2008-09-04 18:00:27

By Dr Jean Holbrook; San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools AT A RECENT commencement ceremony in Redwood City, I looked out at the eager young graduates in bright blue caps and gowns and knew they were ready for the next big step this fall -- kindergarten. New reports that confirm the importance of building early reading and math skills when children's brains are rapidly developing highlight San Mateo County's model high-quality preschool program. As I told the preschool...

2008-09-04 09:00:38

By Parent to Parent: Betxy Flagler Question:It's not my child who is anxious about going to kindergarten: It's me. Some of my friends feel the same way. How do we avoid having our children pick up on our anxiety? - A mother in Atlanta Answer:Don't let your child see that lump in your throat. Show you're confident that she's a big girl now and ready for school. "I don't think I exhaled the entire first day of kindergarten," one Davidson, N.C., mother recalls. "But despite my anxiety,...

2008-09-04 03:00:00

By Lucy Lynch EDUCATION REPORTER TEENAGERS in Coventry are missing out on vital cash because of computer glitches in the grant application system. Many of the 16- to 19-year-olds at schools and colleges in the city haven't received the education maintenance allowances they need for things like bus fares, books and materials for their courses. This year, a new company, Liberata, has taken on the pounds 80million-a-year national contract to manage education maintenance allowances....

2008-09-04 00:00:00

By Hilary Wilce EDUCATION QUANDARY Hilary's advice What indeed? Although as you, dear cynical primary school teacher, point out, being affiliated to an academy is bound to improve intakes at the chosen primary schools, so standards will rise at a stroke. What happens to all the children displaced by the sudden surge in these schools' popularity is another question altogether. In fact this is the perennial problem with improving education by inventing new school structures. These can...

2008-09-03 18:00:32

By Richard C Dujardin; Kristen Geremia NORTH PROVIDENCE -- Teachers and youngsters settled into their new surroundings yesterday as the School Department rolled out its first full-day kindergarten program in its six elementary schools. The move toward a full-day program after years of splitting classes into morning and afternoon sessions entailed not only hiring six new teachers, but buying all the things that typically go into a kindergarten classroom, from chairs, tables and books to...

2008-09-03 18:00:32

By ALISHA A PINA EAST PROVIDENCE -- Not every local elementary school-bound child will start today. Six kindergartners will stay at home for the first couple of days of school because the district does not have enough room. Its 17 full-day and half-day classes are full with 25 children each, for a total of 425 kindergartners. It is the second year in a row that some of the city's youngest students were initially spaced out. East Providence had to hire another kindergarten teacher...


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